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Spokane VA Expands Covid Vaccination For Veterans, Caregivers, Family Members

Courtesy of Veterans' Administration

The Veterans’ Administration in Spokane is expanding its Covid vaccination efforts to veterans, their caregivers and family members.

The expansion is authorized by the Saves Lives Act approved recently by Congress.“Previously, you had to be VA-enrolled as a veteran, enrolled in VA health care," said VA Spokane spokesman Bret Bowers. "But now, regardless of whether or not you received a dishonorable discharge or other-than-honorable or may have never pursued VA for health care needs or mental health or anything to that effect, if you’re a veteran of the United States military and you want a vaccine, come to the VA in Spokane. Give us a call."

The number dedicated to Covid vaccination appointments is 509-434-7957, or you can make an appointment at the VA Spokane’s Covid page.

Bowers says the Saves Lives Act also allows veterans’ caregivers and spouses to receive vaccinations, at least through April.

The VA administers the Moderna vaccine, except for a special clinic on April 17, when it will offer the Johnson and Johnson single dose vaccine.